Why should you study in Australia?

  • English is our official language.
  • There are 44 universities (37 public universities and 7 private universities).
  • There are 26 Australian universities among the top 500 universities according to the Times Higher Education (Top 500 World University Rankings).
  • Globally recognised qualifications.
  • International Students are able to work while studying in Australia.
  • Currently there are almost 500,000 international students studying in Australia from 200 different countries (see table below).
  • Australia offers life-long learning options from School, English programs, vocational and university studies for all international students.
  • After you graduate from a vocational program or a bachelor/postgraduate program, graduates can apply for a visa that allows you to work from two to four years in Australia.
  • Working Holiday visa holders are allowed to take short courses in Australia (up to 16 weeks of study).
  • For more information on why students chose Australia as their education destination go here: 2016 Internation Student Survey.


Sector 2014 2015 2016
Total 351,991 376,436 411,929
Higher Education (Universities) 109,376 116,779 131,333
Vocational Education & Training (VET) 99,074 108,670 118,663
Schools (Primary and Secondary Schools) 9,637 11,030 12,402
English Language Courses (ELICOS) 105,907 111,012 114,811
Non-award (Semester Abroad, Exchange, etc) 27,997 28,945 34,320